Umbilical cord clamp and cutter

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7402164
APP PUB NO 20040172043A1
SERIAL NO

10703710

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Abstract

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A novel umbilical cord clamp and a combined umbilical cord clamp and cutter are provided for clamping and cutting umbilical cords in one motion. The cutter comprises two shells joined by a longitudinal hinge. A transverse blade is mounted in one shell, and a cutting support is mounted in the other shell across from the blade. One or more removable clamps may be engaged with the shells to be removable from the shells after cutting. Alternatively, a self-winding or plastically deformable band may be engageable with the shells. The cutter and its associated removable clamp(s) may be coordinated with an identifier, such as a color, number, or letter. Blood sampling and diagnostic features may be included with the cutter. The removable clamps may have an openable closure.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE UTOPIA GROUP GP, LLCLOVELAND, OH5
THE UTOPIA GROUP, LLCLOVELAND, OH5

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bader, Carrie D M Austin, TX 7 38
Hicks, Ronald B San Antonio, TX 18 1114
Leung, Philip C Y Austin, TX 9 81
Villarreal, Hector C San Antonio, TX 2 14
Watson, Jr Richard L McPherson, KS 10 87

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MUSHROOM BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS (PRORIETARY) LIMITED (1)
2001/0035,824 Infant monitoring and identification apparatus 3 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (10)
4781188 Umbilical cord clamp apparatus 29 1986
4856517 Umbilical cord clamp apparatus 79 1987
5254129 Arthroscopic resector 79 1991
5667516 Mechanism for cutting an umbilical cord 13 1995
5608382 Infant identification and security apparatus 26 1995
5584840 Umbilical cord cutting and clamping device 73 1995
5925052 Umbilical surgical scissors 76 1997
5817103 Umbilical cord combined disinfectant, clamp, cutter and containment system 13 1997
5968054 Compressible structure clamping and cutting 14 1998
6144304 Methods and apparatus for the secure identification of infants and parents in health care institutions 8 1999
 
CETUS, L.C. (2)
5860989 Umbilical cord blood extractor 5 1997
6059794 Umbilical cord blood extractor 6 1998
 
PRICE INVVENA APS (1)
5697938 Device for squeezing and cutting an umbilical cord 67 1996
 
Balagan Medical Inc. (1)
5797922 Umbilical cord clamping device 74 1997
 
SCHULMAN, NORMAN M., 8635 W. 3RD STREET #665-W, LOS ANGELES, CA. 90048 (1)
* 4938215 Umbilical cord clamp and cutters 25 1987
 
Schulman; Norman M. (1)
* 4716886 Umbilical cord clamp and cutters 38 1986
 
RAMSEY, JAMES (1)
5913862 Umbilical cord cutting and clamping device 62 1997
 
OB TECH, INC. (1)
5520699 Umbiblical cord clamping, cutting, and blood collecting device and method 22 1994
 
BIOMAX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5921991 Multi-colored umbilical cord clamp 18 1997
 
THE UTOPIA GROUP, LLC (3)
5676672 Umbilical cord clamps with shielded cutter 23 1995
* 6443958 Umbilical cord clamp and cutter 11 2001
* 6740095 Umbilical cord clamp and cutter 3 2002
 
PRICE INVENA APS (2)
5947980 Device for squeezing and cutting an umbilical cord 95 1997
* 6421920 Clamping and cutting devices 13 1999
 
Utah Medical Products, Inc. (2)
5415665 Umbilical cord clamping, cutting, and blood collecting device and method 80 1993
5575796 Umbilical cord cutter and sampler 12 1995
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
5462555 Umbilical cord clip and applicator 89 1993
 
JAHANGER, THERESA M. (2)
5009657 Umbilical cord cutting and clamping device 26 1989
5997548 Umbilical cord cutting and clamping device 8 1998
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
8707598 Double umbilical identification device mother-infant, and method thereof 0 2011
8753355 Umbilical cord tab 0 2012
 
Bellie Buttin Marketing, LLC (1)
* D722691 Umbilicus cap 0 2013
 
R-MED, INC. (1)
9204883 Clamp 0 2013
 
SHARP FLUIDICS, LLC (4)
9451949 Systems and methods for increased operating room efficiency 1 2015
9433408 Systems and methods for increased operating room efficiency 1 2015
9320516 Systems and methods for increased operating room efficiency 3 2015
9307982 Systems and methods for increased operating room efficiency 3 2015
 
COVIDIEN LP (2)
* 9144435 Clamp for male circumcision and related method of use 0 2012
* 2012/0303,041 CLAMP FOR MALE CIRCUMCISION AND RELATED METHOD OF USE 2 2012
 
AKER SUBSEA AS (1)
D649641 Riser and umbilical clamp 5 2010
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